(RoyalPatriot.com)- Libertarian Republican Senator for Kentucky, Rand Paul, went in hard on Rachel Levine, President Biden’s nominee for assistant health secretary, on Sunday.
Rather than simply trying to gain partisan political points, the Kentucky senator asked Levine whether she believes that young children should be allowed to make life-changing and irreversible decisions about their gender…and it was brutal.
Levine is a former paediatrician, a radical leftist, and a biological male who transitioned to become a transgender woman.
Since her nomination, many Republicans have publicly speculated what Levine’s position on transgenderism and children would be, and she refused to answer Paul’s question.
Twice, in fact.
Paul began his questioning by describing how genital mutilation is a human rights violation, and that those who go through the traumatic procedure willingly do so because of a fear of social rejection. He then suggested that the United States is now normalizing the idea that minors should be given hormones to stop their normal biological development if ideologically motivated parents believe their child was born in the wrong body.
“Dr. Levine, you have supported both allowing minors to be given hormone blockers to prevent them from going through puberty, as well as surgical destruction of minors’ genitalia,” Paul said.
He then reminded Levine that the American College of Pediatricians had reported that as much as 95% of pre-pubertal children who experience gender dysphoria would “experience resolution by late adolescence if not exposed to medical intervention and social affirmation.”
When he then asked whether Levine believes that children should be allowed to make such huge decisions, Levine deflected and simply said it is a “very complex and nuanced field.”
Levine also said that she would “look forward” to working with Paul and coming into his office to discuss the “particulars of the standards of care for transgender medicine.”
Senator Paul wasn’t happy with the answer, and you can see it in his face.
“The specific question was about minors. Let’s be a little more specific since you evaded the question,” he said.
‘Do you support the government intervening to override the parent’s consent to give a child puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and/or amputation surgery of breasts and genitalia?”
Levine simply repeated her answer, refusing to condemn government intervention that would potentially force parents to allow their underage child to undergo life-changing and irreversible surgery and genital mutilation.
Biden’s nomination of the most radically left-wing and ideologically-motivated assistant health secretary would not likely have happened in the era of President Barack Obama, but with Vice President Kamala Harris – ranked the most left-wing Senator for years in a row – it is a little less surprising.
The new president also said in October that he supported the idea of eight and 10-year-old children deciding to be transgender.